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Querying CTAN with XML

API version 2.0

The CTAN provides mean to access the database and retrieve the information in form of XML files. Several entities can be queried.

The queries can be sent to the portal in form of a HTTP GET or POST request with some parameters. The response has the XML file as body. The request URL and parameters as well as the response are described on the detail pages.

There is an related feature for retrieving JSON. See Querying CTAN with JSON for details.

This is an experimental feature and might be developed further in the future. The interface is versioned and incompatible changes are likely to go with a new version number.

Change Log

Version 2.0

  • Tag alias added to the package information.
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